A beloved children's character finds himself behind bars for getting a little too touchy-feely.

We've all seen the mascots in Times Square, hanging around looking strangely disheveled in unlicensed costumes, haggling with tourists over being tipped for the photos they take.

I've written about them here and here.

But now they're back in the news, Cookie Monster specifically, according to Gothamist:

An NYPD spokesperson says the unidentified teen was walking with her tour group outside Toys 'R' Us around 5:30 p.m. when 48-year-old Ranulfo Perez, dressed as Cookie Monster, "pulled the victim into a hug and forcibly touched her breasts." Perez was arrested at the scene, and charged with forcible touching in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, as well as second degree harassment.

Lest we forget the (NSFW) words of the great Dave Chappelle when it comes to Sesame Street: